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La Bella Barga!

Bedrooms 10
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 10 Bedrooms + Loft, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 1-20)

The house was my grandmother's and has recently been fully refurbished so that each floor can be independently occupied by three to six people. It is ideal for family reunions since it affords privacy when necessary.

Marble flooring throughout means that the house remains cool even during the hottest summer. All windows are double glazed and feature traditional green shutters. There are two beautiful verandas (with awnings) suitable for dining or sunbathing.

The bedrooms are decorated with tasteful antiques and either double or single beds may be requested. A child's crib is available on request. Be assured that all mattresses and bedding are new! Several of the bedrooms feature dramatically painted ceilings.

The property also features two smaller apartments (behind the main house). These each feature two bedrooms, a shower, and a small kitchen. There is a driveway large enough for two to three vehicles.

The villa and annex are situated on a wide avenue a one minute walk from the 'Giardino' area of Barga, where a supermarket, cinema, shops and restaurants are located. In less than five minutes you can enter the walled Medieval 'Centro Storico' where opera and jazz festivals occur every summer and where an antique market is also a frequent occurrence.

Almost every night of the week, during the summer months, live music and food festivals occur, either in Barga or in a nearby town. The food is superb, fine wines are served and the entertainment is suitable for young and old alike.

If you continue walking up the road for ten to twenty minutes you will soon find yourself amongst the beautiful Garfagnana mountains with its many trekking routes suitable for walking or mountain biking. Within driving distance is the Grotto del Vento, with its magnificent tour of underground caverns.

A swimming pool is also within walking distance, as are tennis courts and horse riding stables. There is a fully equipped park for children. For the less athletic the town offers a library with a good selection of English books and magazines.

Barga is well served by regular bus service to nearby places of interest: Bagni di Lucca with its famous spas, Castelnuovo, a nearby walled city with a popular weekly market and Lucca with its famous grass-ringed road atop its uninterrupted walls.

During the summer months a bus departs each morning for the beach resort of Viareggio, returning later in the day or evening. The Versilian Coast Resorts of Viareggio, Forte di Marmi and Lido di Camaiore are within easy driving distance. Spectacular twisty roads take you high into areas where the famous Carrara marble is still being excavated. The less adventurous can take the expressway to the beach although they may encounter heavy traffic during the month of August. The Versilian coast also offers much in the way of nightlife and cultural activities.

There is a train station at Barga-Gallicano which features direct service to Lucca, Pisa and the Cinque Terre region. Connections can be made in Lucca for Florence, Venice, Bologna, etc.

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Keywords: Large Villa

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Maria Barry
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017





Barga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lawn chairs and towels are provided for sunbathing or trips to the beach


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(16 traveler reviews)

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La Bella Barga!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Victoria, BC Canada

Family vacation in Barga

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Taverna and the ground floor apartment opposite. For the 7 members of the family this was ideal and very safe for the children. The accommodation was very cool, clean and had all the amenities we needed for a stay with children. Maria was extraordinarily kind and helpful, full of suggestions for trips, including a sagra, and everything we asked for, maps,hairdryer, lamps, balls[ children] was provided. We could not have been better looked after; we would love to return.Barga is a wonderful place and a good base for exploring Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pam & Peter - USA

  • 5 of 5

We loved Bella Barga!! Maria was so helpful. She provided us w/ verbal and written information on many local places. She made great suggestions for places to eat. She even invited us to go to evening outings w/ her! We felt like we were with family. Breakfast was delicious! She made special food just for us! The bedroom was large, the bathroom was spacious. We were able to do laundry, which was a plus! The house is so convenient to everything in Barga!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Bella Barga

  • 5 of 5

We have holidayed in Barga every year for over 30 years now, we brought our children and now bring our grandchildren too!. We lived in the partments behind the main house which was ideal for us as our son, wife and children had the ground floor and we had the upper apartment. The accommodation is really handy to walk into Barga for meals, etc. We found Maria to be most helpful and very complimentary towards us and the family. We would certainly hope to return to this accommodation in the future and would recommend it to anyone. We have rented accommodation in many places in Barga and have found this one to be ideal for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine

October 18, 2009 Just co...

  • 5 of 5

October 18, 2009

Just completed a week (7 of us) at Bella Barga and

had a great time. There was plenty of room for all

of us and wonderful shared meals in the tavern

kitchen. Maria was very helpful in choosing a

restaurant for a first night birthday dinner for one

of the gang. We all enjoyed beautiful Barga and the

surrounds. Local food was great as well as

wonderful local hikes. (Thanks to Reggie, too!)

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2009
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing July we s...

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing July we spent in Barga. The town

was the perfect location and the accommodations

matched. Our 17 month old had plenty of room to

play. Great food and fun festivals. The welcome was

very warm and Maria and Mum were very helpful

with our needs. A great value for the perfect

location in Tuscany. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tunkhannock, PA., USA

Our stay at "La Bella Bar...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "La Bella Barga" was the highlight

of our trip, and YES, we would love to return. Everything was perfect - the

accommodations, the meals, the simplicity & beauty of Barga..... I sit here

and shake my head ... it was like a fairy tale, and we were very fortunate

to have lived it

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.